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January 2019

FILM: At Eternity’s Gate

Friday, January 11 - Thursday, January 17
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac ; PG-13; 111 minutes. Academy Award (R) Nominee Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and…

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FILM: A Star is Born

Friday, January 18 - Thursday, January 31
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott ; R; 136 minutes. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. :: Friday, 01/18–7PM :: Saturday, 01/19 –…

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Special Film Event: Rebels on Pointe

Sunday, January 20 @ 2:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe…

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Special Film Event: Lost Boundaries, A 70th Anniversary Screening

Sunday, January 27 @ 2:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Free

Introduction to film: Dr. Larry Benaquist, filmmaker A Short Documentary filmed by NHPBS of the Johnston Family will screen prior to the film. This film is based on a shocking true story that happened in Keene, NH.   The story is about Dr. Albert Johnston and his family, a black family who passed for white in order to work while living in Keene, NH, in the 1930s and 1940s. This film won the 1949 Cannes Film Festival award for Best Screenplay.…

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Special Film Event: Lon Chaney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, 95th Anniversary screening

Tuesday, January 29 @ 7:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$.35

Live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis! Help us celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the opening night of The Colonial Theatre, at the original price of 35 cents! Period dress is encouraged. Lon Chaney stars in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1923) the original screen adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel about a deformed bellringer in medieval Paris. A moving and timeless drama filled with classic scenes and capped with a thrilling climax! Chaney's performance as Quasimodo set new standards in…

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February 2019

FILM: Shoplifters

Saturday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 6
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka; R; 121 minutes. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that…

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FILM: Oscar Shorts

Monday, February 18 - Wednesday, February 20
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Presenting this year's Oscar nominated short films in Live Action, Animation and Documentary. :: Friday, 02/15–NO FILM, Tarzan :: Saturday, 02/16 – NO FILM, Tarzan :: Sunday, 02/17– NO FILM, Tarzan :: Monday, 02/18 – 7PM, Live Action Shorts :: Tuesday, 02/19 – 7PM, Animated Shorts (please note, these are not necessarily child appropriate) :: Wednesday, 02/20 – 7PM, Documentary Shorts :: Thursday, 02/21 – NO FILM Adults: $8.50 Seniors or Students (with ID): $6.50 Colonial Members: $5.50 https://vimeo.com/307524329

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FILM: Mary Queen of Scots

Sunday, February 24 - Thursday, February 28
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden; R; 124 minutes. "Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female…

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GREAT ART ON SCREEN – Van Gogh: of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, "Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies," with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller…

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March 2019

GREAT ART ON SCREEN – Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears. Image: Caravaggio, “Medusa's Head on…

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